Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Henri Michaux: Mouvements & Gymnopedies

Performance | Spectacle
Excerpt HENRI MICHAUX: MOUVEMENTS (2011)Video Courtesy of New Dance Horizons
Video Courtesy of New Dance Horizons

Regina SK
October 17-18 octobre 2013
7:30 | 19:30
Matinée: 18 @ 1:30 | 13:30

Presented by | Diffusé par: New Dance Horizons
Member of the CanDance Network | Membre du reseau CanDanse
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Pkwy.

HENRI MICHAUX: MOUVEMENTS: In 1980, Marie Chouinard discovered the book Mouvements by Henri Michaux (1899-1984). In 64 pages of India-ink drawings, a 15-page poem and an afterword, Mouvements presents multiform figures that Marie Chouinard took pleasure in reading literally, left to right and page by page, as a choreographic score. She then proceeded to decrypt the great artist’s drawings and set dance to these “movements of multiple inkjets, a celebration of blots, arms moving up and down the scales.” Please note that this performance includes stroboscopic effects.

GYMNOPÉDIES: (Canadian avant-premiere) “ballet for 11 dancers / around the theme of the duet / while at the piano, / the dancers take turns playing the gymnopédies of erik satie…” – Marie Chouinard. Please note that the performance includes nudity.

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